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    Nolan N43 "AIR" Helmet

    After reading about this helmet on Web-bike-world I ordered one out of Germany. This is far and away the best hot weather helmet I have ever worn. The air flow is just amazing. If you live in a warmer climate I encourage you to take a look at it.

    http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motor...met/nolan-n43/


    This is where I ordered my N43 "AIR" from:

    http://www.fc-moto.de/epages/fcm.sf....r-Classic-0001


    Doug
    Last edited by dbaliko; 08-21-2010 at 06:40 PM.

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    Great to hear, Doug!

    I've been looking at these myself. I did notice on a UK site that the Air also comes in a yellow Hi-Viz though FC doesn't show it.

    What's the wind noise like and what hexhead are you riding?

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    The helmet is very comfortable and I have no problem with wind noise. I ride a R1200RT. Just watch your shipping charges on some of the European sites. FC is only $19 but some were $60-$70 to ship to the states.

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    I ordered mine (the white/black Motorrad version) today from FC-Moto. I've been thinking about one of these for weeks and Doug's comments pushed me over the cliff!



    Doug: How long did it take FC-Moto to get your helmet to you and did they provide you with a tracking number? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEO View Post
    Great to hear, Doug!

    I've been looking at these myself. I did notice on a UK site that the Air also comes in a yellow Hi-Viz though FC doesn't show it.

    What's the wind noise like and what hexhead are you riding?

    TIA
    Theo,

    FC-Moto offers all the Nolan Air versions including the Hi-Viz ones. You must have missed them.

    http://www.fc-moto.de/epages/fcm.sf/...ity-N-Com-0001

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    I ordered mine on 2/27 and had a tracking number on 3/3. If I remember correctly I had it in my hands within 10-12 days.

    Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTrooper View Post
    {snip}...You must have missed them...{snip}
    Yup, I see them now! They didn't show in Doug's original link so I mistakenly assumed they weren't carried by FC. Thanks, Steve!
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    My pleasure, Theo!

    And thanks for the info, Doug!


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    Hello...my name is Theo -- and I'm a helmet-holic. I have four helmets and I am thinking of following Doug and Steve's lead to acquire another one! Watch for the episode of "Hoarders" featuring me.
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    Nolan Air Helmet -- 2 questions

    I am interested in this helmet and saw the site in Europe referenced by xtrooper.

    1. Has anyone checked this site: http://www.thebikerstore.co.uk/Nolan...FRto5QodJ3c5qw

    Is this the same helmet and are the prices legit?

    2. Since I can't try it on for fit, can anyone compare the fit of this Nolan size large (59-60 cm) with the Caber Justissimo size large (59-60 cm)? The Caberg fits perfectly and the shape is made for my head.

    Thanks,

    Steve

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    Steve,
    I have no information for you on the UK site. But be aware that the prices you see are in Euro's not U.S. Dollars.

    I find the sizing very similar to Shoei or HJC. FYI - It is possible to find a local dealer that sells the Nolan "Trilogy" and try that helmet on for size and comfort. It is the same helmet without the "AIR" top venting.

    Doug

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    Hi, Doug. Just wanted to let everyone know I received my Nolan N43 AIR (white/black Motorrad version) exactly ten days from the day I ordered it from FC-Moto. I think that's pretty darn good service for a $19.95 shipping charge from Germany.

    As most of you know the "AIR" and the "Trilogy" (US version) can be worn a number of different ways; with or without face shield, with or without chin bar, with or without peaked visor, plus all the possible combinations.

    I'm currently wearing mine with the peaked visor, without the face shield, and with the chin bar installed.

    Here's a quick pic I took of the helmet late this afternoon in failing sunlight.

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    Steve,
    I like that color combo. How do you like it so far?

    Doug
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    Thanks, Doug.

    I like it a lot. I find it comfortable, very light, and, as you've already commented, the air flow is fantastic! I give it two thumbs up!
    Last edited by XTrooper; 09-10-2010 at 12:54 PM.

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    Nolan also has a new flip-up helmet, the N90. www.webbikeworld.com gives it
    a very good reveiw.

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